19 Feb '18, 12pm

Report outlines airborne textile microfibre problem

Report outlines airborne textile microfibre problem

Published on Monday, 19 February 2018 Report outlines airborne textile microfibre problem Written by Tom Hinchcliffe Details Tweet PARIS – A newly published scientific review claims that breathing in both synthetic and natural ‘fibrous microplastics’ derived from textiles could be having a significant detrimental impact on human health. According to a newly published literature review, when inhaled, these microscopic fibres are bio-persistent and extremely durable in physiological fluid, with no dissolution or changes to surface area after long exposures. Scientists at the Université Paris-Est, and Kings College London, which undertook the study, call for greater collaboration between environmental, epidemiological and air quality communities, a focus on the length and diameter of these micro-fibres and how humans are exposed to these materials .

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